Savannah Brooks 🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Today is the perfect day to remind folks that I would love a picture book, fiction or nonfiction, that celebrates Eid (and all of Ramadan)! I love narrative, educational stories that invite lush illustration. #MSWL
Adult: I'm technically open to it, because who knows what I'll find, but it's a super hard sell. I'm only interested in #ownvoices projects that walk the line of being funny and lighthearted while still adding to a larger sociopolitical conversation.
YA: the MC needs to have a strange interest that teaches me something new. I don't do super heavy (sexual assault, addiction, abuse, suicide), and I like to laugh. Not a good fit for sad w/o humor. Quirky voice gets me every time. I love female friendship/empowerment and spooks.
For MG fiction, my interests fall heavily on the action-adventure scale, especially stories informed by non-western mythology and folklore. Loud and funny is a better fit than quiet and contemplative. In nonfiction, I love topics that kids—and I—can geek out about.
Savannah Brooks 🖤🤎❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 @slbrooks91If you're thinking of querying me but don't know if your project is a fit, here's some #MSWL framing that should help:
For PB, I want 1) content that looks seriously at sociopolitical realities that kids face, ultimately ending with empowerment and hope, 2) stories that teach readers about a new place and/or culture, 3) nonfiction that delights and inspires. Only interested in #ownvoices.
RealLifeANGEL🦋✊🏾 @aangelsimmsMade some butterfly braids ☺️🦋 pic.twitter.com/Akg2s3EKcp
So. Stunning. Please send all the PB, MG, and YA books about the art of hair, makeup, and fashion created by Black folks my way. #MSWL
Currently obsessively consuming JINXED by Amy McCulloch, and not that I didn’t know it before, but it’s reiterating just how badly I want a MG STEM with a super smart badass girl MC. Adorable robots are a plus. Please and thank you. #MSWL
I’m really itching for some MG manuscripts that take me on an adventure, especially #own ones about non-Western places and cultures. I love mythology and folklore and spooks and puzzles, and I’m a sucker for a snarky narrator. If this is your book, please send my way! #MSWL
Savannah Brooks @slbrooks91If you’re looking for motivation to finish that piece of wrtiting, just know Hector and Boris believe in you. They think you can do anything. pic.twitter.com/KUriV2Zgua
My kingdom for a picture book about rats trying to prove they’re as cute as mice. Positive rat PR would truly make my list complete #mswl
Coming in late (but hot): February’s #readinglist:
- Red, White & Royal Blue *
- The Department of Sensitive Crimes
- Nothing to See Here *
- Catfishing on Catnet
- How to Survive a Horror Movie
- On the Come Up *
#MSWL: I’m usually not open to picture books I don’t solicit, but I’d love to see something celebrating holidays we don’t have many picture books about. Ones that aren’t currently served in publishing written by #own authors. So if you’ve got it, send it my way.
Been slowly making my way through the Rick Riordan presents lineup, and sweet peaches (see what I did there?), these books are so good. I’m very much so looking for an MG action/adventure global mythology standalone or series. VERY MUCH SO. #MSWL